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Mambukal Resort

BY CARLA GOMEZ

Mambukal Resort in Murcia town owned by the Negros Occidental provincial government earned P33,787,253 last year, but as of December 12, had P3.7 million in collectibles the largest of which is allegedly owed by Board Member Emilio Yulo III.

The P3.7 million involves recorded earnings from January to September.

Among provincial government officials with collectibles were Yulo with P601,660, Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez with P41,050, Board Members Renato Gustilo – P20,525, Nehemias dela Cruz – P20,525, Patrick Lacson – P4,000 and Salvador Escalante – P8,000.

Yulo said he is checking on the details of the P601,660 charged to him and will issue a statement on the matter later.

Alvarez said he has no debt at Mambukal, and he does not remember signing any bill.

Lacson said his office must have overlooked his account of P4,000 during the visit of vice presidential daughter Nancy Binay to Murcia town a month ago. “I thought it did not push through because she did not use the cottage but nevertheless I will settle that as soon as possible,” he said.

Escalante said he was settling the P8,000 bill for Mambukal facilities recently used by his visitors. “As soon as the bills arrive we settle them, he said.

De la Cruz and Gustilo could not be reached for comment as of press time.

Other offices listed with debts at Mambukal were the Department of Health, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, Governor’s Office, Commission on Elections, Provincial Planning and Development Office, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Public Affairs, Economic Enterprise Development Department, Negros Occidental Comprehensive Health Program. Provincial Environment Management Office, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Agrarian Reform.*CPG

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